Sick of Jogging? Try Parkour

Kyle Quinn, Reporter

Jogging can get boring after you repeat the same routine. If you want to make it more creative, you should try something like Parkour. This began in France in the 1980’s by Raymond Belle, David Belle, and Sébastien Foucan.

Parkour is free running with flips, jumping and climbing.

It’s a little dangerous but if you know what you’re doing and you’re not afraid to take risks, you’ll have a great time. The way it’s risky is if you land wrong after you do a high jump or a flip. When you get advanced, you’ll most likely try to do some hard things. Doing Parkour is also a great way to stay active and in shape. It’s best to know the area that you are doing the Parkour so you can try new tricks on the obstacles you know best.

Around Wantagh, Cedar Creek Park is a good place to practice. There are a lot of playgrounds with monkey bars, fences, railings and other equipment.

Most of the time when people begin they start off at the park because it has a lot of obstacles like playgrounds and railings and you can start off with the easy stuff like jumping over small fences, then work your way up to the more advanced things as in doing flips over fences. Gymnastics is a great way to help do Parkour because there are a lot of flips and gymnastics is mostly about flipping.

Parkour is also good for eluding certain types of authorities who might be chasing you, for example the police. Training this way would make it easier to escape from anyone, be it the good guys or the bad guys.